Category Archives: Blaming religion

Afraid of the Bible?

I believe the biblical narrative and the Christian worldview it presents offers the most logically consistent and plausibly realistic understanding of life and the world. It simply does the best job explaining the world we encounter each day. Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle because they doubt; I sometimes struggle because I believe. I am not completely sure what role faith and prayer play in the painful and perplexing drama of human suffering.
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We serve no sovereign here

We now live in bondage under the final authority of the individual will, whose impulses and decisions are their own moral index. Even our religion betrays our inviolable spirit of autonomy. Continue reading

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Is religion the primary source of violence?

In Unspeakable: Facing up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terror,” author Os Guinness noted that, “It is a widely held and largely unquestioned belief in educated circles today that religion is the main cause of repression and violence in … Continue reading

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An Indisputable fact of history

  All those who take history seriously acknowledge the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ.  It’s an indisputable fact of history that there existed in the first century a man identified as Jesus of Nazareth. We possess detailed accounts … Continue reading

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Dispel the myth about the First Amendment

  Our Sunday News recently asked me to be a voice to balance the weekly columns of the assistant editor. He generates the most reader response for the paper but writes from more of a left-side, liberal perspective (labels I am … Continue reading

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Religion won’t help you

________________ Although Christianity is classified among the religions of the world, I am quite sure Jesus would not want any association with religion. _______________ Religion is based in human efforts to appease a god. Christianity is about God drawing people … Continue reading

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